Here are the Mets and Royals lineups for Game 1 of the World Series in Kansas City:
SP Matt Harvey
Mets manager Terry Collins is opting for Kelly Johnson as the Game 1 designated hitter, preferring his left-handed bat over Michael Cuddyer‘s right-handed bat or the defensive upgrade involved in using Juan Lagares in center field with Michael Conforto at DH. Rather than alter the usual batting order Collins has Johnson batting ninth.
As he’s done all postseason Royals manager Ned Yost is sticking with the same lineup and batting order. Aside from working without a designated hitter for the upcoming games in New York, don’t expect any changes from Yost.